Patrick Brazeau arrested, facing three new charges
Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:49AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:38PM EDT
Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is facing three charges after he was arrested in Gatineau, Que., on Monday afternoon.
The arrest came after a patrol officer spotted a parked car on Riviera Street shortly before 2 p.m. Brazeau was in the driver’s seat, police say.
Brazeau will face three charges, including being in control of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, and being in control of a vehicle while impaired.
Gatineau Police spokesperson Pierre Lenphier told CTV News that Brazeau will also be charged with breach of undertaking. Bail conditions set on unrelated charges stipulated that he not be found in possession of a sharp weapon.The officer who arrested Brazeau on Monday searched the car and found a knife.
Lenphier said Brazeau could face a $200 fine for having the knife in his possession. Brazeau’s licence has also been suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.
Brazeau is expected to spend the night in jail, until someone from a rehab or detox centre can pick him up on Wednesday. Upon his release, he will be required to stay at that centre until Dec. 8, and will not be allowed to consume or be around alcohol.
The new charges are just the latest in a recent string of legal troubles for the 39-year-old.
Brazeau is facing assault and sexual assault charges stemming from an incident in February 2013. His trial on those charges is scheduled to begin in late March 2015.
He is also facing charges of assault, cocaine possession, uttering threats and breaching his bail conditions following a fight involving a man and a woman at a Gatineau home in April 2014.
Following that arrest, one of the conditions of Brazeau’s release was that he wasn't allowed to have any weapons.
Brazeau has also been charged with fraud and breach of trust in connection with his contested Senate expense claims.
None of the allegations against Brazeau have been proven in court.
With files from The Canadian Press